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this time yesterday (7th), a highly pathogenic AI outbreak was confirmed at the laying hen farm in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, where a report of suspicion of highly pathogenic bird flu was reported.

It spread to the metropolitan area 9 days after the first outbreak in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do at the end of last month.

Reporter Song In-ho.

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is a farm in Yeoju that raises 190,000 spawning chickens.

In the afternoon of yesterday, there was a report that about 1,000 chickens died every two days.

As a result of a close examination, it was confirmed as the H5N8 virus, which has strong transmission power.

It is the same type as the three farms in the southern region that were previously confirmed with highly pathogenic AI, and in the case of chickens, it is so fatal that the mortality rate reaches 100%.

The quarantine authorities decided to kill 200,000 birds, including all chickens and eggs on the farm, and ducks from one farm within a radius of 3 km, and carry out movement restrictions and AI inspection for 30 days on 270 poultry farms within a radius of 10 km. .

In addition, we have ordered a 48-hour suspension of all poultry farms, livestock facilities, and vehicles in Gyeonggi-do until 5 am tomorrow.

However, the path of infection is slow.

[Ministry of Environment official: It is more than 10km away from the area where highly pathogenic (virus) was detected in wild birds.

It is judged that it is difficult to see a migratory bird going directly to the farm.]

Therefore, the possibility of virus transmission by migratory bird feces is weighed.

[Nong-Hoon Choi/Professor of Konkuk University Veterinary Medicine: How to prevent contamination of vehicles entering the farmhouse from feces excreted by migratory birds, and the shoes of workers working on the farm.]

A quail farm in Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province, yesterday reported suspicion of highly pathogenic AI There is a concern about the nationwide spread.